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Steele Raymond LLP

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Bournemouth BH2, Bournemouth BH6

Peter Rolph

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Steele Raymond LLP

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Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Bournemouth


Peter is the firm's Managing Partner and head of the dispute resolution team.

Peter acts in a wide range of commercial disputes and has particular expertise in construction disputes and contentious employment issues.

He is recognised by the Legal 500 as having “amazing knowledge” in his field of expertise. Peter has a particular interest in commercial mediation having been accredited as a mediator by CEDR since 2000.


Qualified 1981; partner Southampton practice 1984-93; assistant solicitor Steele Raymond 1993; partner 1994.


Archbishop Tenison’s Grammar School; Southampton University (1977 LLB Hons).


Showing and breeding dogs.

South West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Rolph - Steele Raymond LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Steele Raymond LLP, which handles the full range of disputes for local clients, has had a notable increase in property litigation, construction litigation and professional negligence mandates. Peter Rolph (who has over 36 years of commercial litigation experience) heads up the team, which was strengthened by the arrival of Lauren Hayes from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP. Hayes covers a wide range of commercial disputes, with a particular specialism in contentious intellectual property matters. Hannah Dare is recommended for her property litigation expertise, which includes landlord and tenant disputes and applications under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

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South West: Human resources

Employment: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Within: Employment: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Steele Raymond LLP's contentious work is a notable area of growth; the firm is increasingly active in discrimination cases, in particular. It also undertakes a a significant volume of whistleblowing matters. Elsewhere, the firm has a strong flow of non-contentious work, which includes assisting clients with service agreements and TUPE transfers. In addition, the team has expertise in long-term sick leave and income protection policies. Team head Amy Cousineau Massey works with Peter Rolph, who has experience of restructurings, share packages and post-termination restrictions.

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South West: Public sector


Within: Education

Steele Raymond LLP is deeply embedded in the education sector, with members of its team having experience of serving as school governors. It acts for independent and maintained schools and colleges on governance and staffing arrangements as well as student/staff discipline, among other matters.. John Andrews, who heads up the department, has particular experience of handling appeals, including those involving decisions about pupils’ admissions. Peter Rolph represents clients in disputes over employment, construction and commercial affairs. The team has particular expertise advising clients on issues associated with individuals with special educational needs.

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